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1 Kings 19:11-13

Then the LORD said, “Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by.”

A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD – but the LORD was not in the wind.

After the wind there was an earthquake-but the LORD was not in the earthquake.

After the earthquake there was a fire- but the LORD was not in the fire.

After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.

When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.  

Luke 2:16

So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.

Luke 22: 19

Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you: do this in memory of me.”

God made creation.  God can do anything.  God can come in Big Bangs and Evolution and Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes, in Strong Winds and Fire.

And God can come in a whisper.

And often does.

In fact, I would argue, within the hubadubdrub of our daily routines, God most often comes to us in whispers which wiggle through the cracks of our experiences and present themselves to us as opportunities.

Opportunities to recognize God and respond to Him in love.

Review your day.   God is there in the whispers, in the cracks, in the cries of a baby, in the simple bread and wine, in ways that you can not imagine.

As you recognize God more you will learn how often you fail to respond to God’s invitation to Love.

And you will take that invitation more.

In short, your life will change.

Slowly, steadily, one whisper at a time.


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